Sumantri is also planning a workshop on applying the principles of the biblical command in participants’ daily life. Other volunteers on the organization’s board of directors plan to teach Spanish language literacy and English as a second language one-on-one. Rush expects to lead a small group session on working with different personalities.
The organization is also planning a seniors’ walking group starting May 19 in conjunction with Chase Center in Logansport.
“We believe that the entire population — not just the elderly — benefit by routine exercise,” said Don Corcoran, a spokesman for the center. Elderly people benefit from the social aspect of walking too, he said.
“My wife and I walk… You get the luxury of actually being able to talk to someone while you’re doing it, and it’s time that you probably wouldn’t spend talking,” he explained.
Sumantri has been an active volunteer in Logansport for several years, serving as a past president of the Emmaus Mission Center’s board of directors and one of those responsible for launching the Fuller Center for Housing in 2010 to combat poverty.
His goal for the new institute is to provide education for free by recruiting volunteers to donate their time and knowledge. He anticipates recruiting about a hundred volunteers to start off with, each providing about two hours per week.
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